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Dylan Wells Has A Message To Share “Don’t Ever Give Up”

Dylan Wells of Axtell has been selected as one of four recipients of the Jim Hurlbert Memorial American Legion Baseball Scholarship. The scholarship is quite an accomplishment for Wells who was in a single car accident that severed his spine in May of 2014. “It’s weird, I was never unconscious; ...

Community Action Partnership Of Mid-Nebraska Expands Health Outreach Services

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska (Mid) is expanding rural health outreach services through a two-year grant from the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity. Mid was awarded $286,965 for the 2015-2017 Minority Health Initiative Project in Buffalo, Dawson, Kearney, Phelps, and Webs...

Supervisors Purchase New Motorgrader

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, August 18 in the Kearney County Courthouse for its second  meeting of the month. The Supervisors opened its meeting with Marcy Brandt from the Minden Chamber of Commerce to discuss the Century of Lights Ice Skating Rink that will be placed som...

Wilcox Cafe Offers Postgame Peace Of Mind, Full Belly

Tracey Gellermann has answered the prayers of students and parents alike. Since she opened her cafe in October of 2011, she has opened the cafe after home games to offer a place for kids to eat and hang out. “There wasn’t any place for the kids to eat after the games. I had a high schooler and t...

Two Rivers Health Department Confirms Case Of West Nile

Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) reports that the first human case of West Nile Fever has been confirmed in the TRPHD district (Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps counties). TRPHD recommends taking precautions against mosquito bites, since August and September a...

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United Methodist Church Youth Group On A Mission

On June 21, Stacy Sinsel and five girls from the United Methodist Church youth group, headed to Fort Collins, Colo. to join more than 80 other volunteers for mission week. Joining Sinsel was Destiny Larsen,...

Minden Exchange Bank And Hildreth Family Scholarship Fund Donate To UNK Health Science Education Complex

The goal to raise $4 million in private donations for the new Health Science Education Complex at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has been met. A challenge grant of $1.5 million from the William...

Tri-Basin NRD Approves Budget Focused On Groundwater Projects

Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (NRD) Directors held a public hearing on the district’s 2015-2016 fiscal year budget at their August meeting. Following the hearing, directors approved the budget....

Board Of Education Approves Final Guarantee Maximum Price - $22,421,484

The Minden Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Aug. 10 in the C.L. Jones Media Center with all members present. The board tackled a few more items dealing with construction and renovation of...

Heartwell Woman Medals After 20 Year Hiatus

More than 14,000 athletes from 47 states flocked to Lincoln and Omaha for the 2015 State Games of America held from July 28 to August 2. This event took the place of the Cornhusker State Games and gave...

Supervisors Discuss Townships

Axtell Library Strives To Meet Standards

New Principal Comes To East Elementary

Student drop off and pick up at CLJMS

Integrity Construction Working On LTC Project


Gunnar’s Honey Is Getting Some Buzz

City Council Will Be Seeking Public Input On Parks Master Plan

FBLA Travels To Chicago

Transcontinental Runner Enjoys Nebraskan Hospitality


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Dawgs Fall To Tigers

The Minden Whippet softball took the field for the first time on Thursday to open the 2015 season. Minden was on the road traveling to the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings to take on the Class B Hastings...

First Bank Seniors End Season In Area 6 District Tournament Held In McCook

First Bank’s hopes of continuing to advance through the winners bracket of the area tournament at McCook were dashed as McCook topped First Bank 9-4 on July 25. First Bank was then presented with the...

Gary Anderson Named In The Top 100 Of Nebraska Athletes Of All Time

Gary Anderson, formerly of Axtell, is back on the top 100 athletes from Nebraska list as named by the Omaha World Herald. He was named number 50 in 2005 and 81 this year. “Obviously it’s an honor....

First Bank Seniors Fall To Broken Bow

The Kearney County First Bank Seniors had a successful opening to the area tournament at McCook on July 24. First Bank broke open a close game with seven runs in the final two at-bats and downed Holdrege...

Post 94 Loses To Melons In Area 6 Tourney

The Kearney County Post 94 Junior American Legion baseball team had its 2015 season come to an end in the consolation bracket of the Area 6 district tournament in Holdrege on July 12. Kearney County was...

First Bank Seniors Post Two Wins, As Season Winds Down

First Bank Seniors Defeat Holdrege At Home, 7-4

Kearney County Post 94 Opens Area 6 Tourney

First Bank Seniors Defeat Central City, Holdrege

Minden Swim Team Wins At Franklin

Kearney County Downs St. Paul, 15-4

Cozad Tops Juniors 10-9 In Eight Innings

Seniors Defeat St. Paul 8-0 On Sunday

Juniors Defeat Bermis

Seniors Win Two At Holdrege